Fridays From the Frontline is Clear Admit’s weekly summation of posts from the business school blogosphere. Author Brene Brown once said that “perfectionism is self-destructive simply because there is no such thing as perfect. Perfection is an unattainable goal.” This week, applicants seek to overcome their tendency towards perfection by submitting their applications, while current students offer sneak peeks into their respective programs.
In the applicant corner, Scottgduncan submitted his Harvard application after some last-minute editing and plans to submit Kellogg and MIT Sloan soon. Also pulling that MBA trigger, Pullingthatmbatrigger just applied to Fuqua and Yale, with two more schools to go. Meanwhile, Efessays, known as Old Faithful to family and friends, gives a virtual lesson on logical fallacies to help us evaluate arguments on the writing section of the GMAT. Continue reading…
The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania today hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of a new SiriusXM satellite radio broadcast studio. The new studio will broadcast Business Radio Powered by the Wharton School, which offers direct, exclusive access to some of the world’s top business leaders and educators.
Newly appointed Wharton Dean Geoffrey Garrett was joined by SiriusXM President and Chief Content Officer Scott Greenstein for today’s ribbon-cutting ceremony. Wharton first partnered with SiriusXM last fall to launch the full-time radio channel focused on business and management.
The one-of-a-kind channel features around-the-clock programming on a wide range of business topics, as well as a live, call-in format giving millions of listeners access to Wharton faculty, alumni and expert guests. Continue reading…
Welcome to another installment of Twitter Thursdays, in which we highlight some of the latest “tweets” from the top MBA programs on Twitter. If you want to stay on top of our updates, special prizes, admissions tips and breaking news, be sure to check Clear Admit out on Twitter. We’ve also created several lists related to MBA admissions to ease your daily access to breaking news from the top MBA programs.
The Dean of the Kellogg School of Management, Sally Blount, welcomed second-year students back to campus this week. In addition to plugging the school’s Executive Education programs, the Dean of the Darden School of Business, Bob Bruner, reported on the Scotland vote from London. Judy Olian, the Dean of UCLA / Anderson School of Management, welcomed Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and new MBA students to campus this week for Orientation. Across the pond, Conrad Chua, Head of Cambridge MBA Admissions and Marketing, shared his thoughts on how the program could learn from the Chinese management approach. Continue reading…
Prospective MBA applicants from diverse backgrounds are invited to take part in an upcoming Diversity Weekend at the MIT Sloan School of Management. On October 2nd and 3rd, MIT Sloan will host a range of interactive sessions designed to help prospective MBA students get to know the MIT Sloan community by interacting with current students and getting a glimpse of the school’s experiential learning curriculum in action.
MIT Sloan’s Diversity Weekend events begin on Thursday night, October 2nd, with a welcome reception. Following the reception, Diversity Weekend participants are also invited to take part in the school’s weekly C-Function. These informal, after-hours celebrations, organized by MIT Sloan students, are held each Thursday evening and open to the entire graduate community, faculty and staff. Continue reading…
The New York University (NYU) Stern School of Business late last month appointed Roxanne Hori to serve as its associate dean of corporate relations, career services and leadership. Hori joins Stern from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, where she led career management and corporate partnership for many years.
In her newly created role at Stern, Hori will be charged with building and managing corporate relationships to support career development for the school’s MBA students and alumni.
“As new industries emerge and grow, redefining the nature of the workplace and creating new means of value, it is essential that we identify and build strong relationships with the leading companies of the 21st century,” NYU Stern Dean Peter Henry said in a statement. “Roxanne Hori, with her proven record of leadership in both corporate and university roles, is well positioned to establish crucial links among our students, alumni and corporations.” Continue reading…
I think I did fairly well in the Yale Interview. The questions were:
1. What do you think is the most important characteristic for a leader
2. What attributes do you look for when selecting a team
3. Do you think goods such as alcohol or tobacco should be taxed more? Why or why not?
In this week’s installment of Trivia Tuesday, we turn our focus to the Clear Admit School Guide to MIT Sloan, examining how the school creates first-year teams and how these teams impact students’ experiences.
“Each first-year class of approximately 400 MBA students is divided into six smaller cohorts, or “oceans” (Atlantic, Baltic, Caribbean, Indian, Mediterranean and Pacific), which help to give shape to the core curriculum experience. Students in each ocean take all of their core courses together. As a result of this shared academic experience, students within each ocean tend to spend time together outside of the classroom as well, often forming close-knit social groups. Continue reading…
As anyone applying to Harvard Business School (HBS) knows only too well, Round 1 applications were due last Tuesday. As the HBS Admissions Committee has settled into reading applicants’ files, an antsy set of applicants has settled into wait.
HBS Dean of Admissions Dee Leopold devoted a post on her Admissions Director blog on Friday to letting the expectant candidates know how the next stage of the process will unfold.
Leopold’s team will send out invitations to candidates advancing to the interview stage in two batches next month, one on October 8th and a second on October 15th. The invitations, sent via email, will include detailed instructions on how to sign up for interviews, and HBS’s online interview scheduler will go live the day after invitations go out.
Candidates who will not be invited to interview will be notified of their “release” on October 15th as well, Leopold wrote.
About 100 to 150 Round 1 applicants may be placed under “Further Consideration,” Leopold noted. These candidates will be reviewed as part of Round 2, and they will be either invited to interview or released according to the Round 2 notification timetable.
Candidates invited to interview can choose to do so either on campus or in the following locations: New York City, Palo Alto, London, Paris, Shanghai, Tokyo, Dubai, Mumbai, Sao Paulo and Santiago. Leopold notes, though, that not all dates will be available in all locations. Skype interviews will be an option for those who cannot travel.
“We love having interviewees visit campus and will have a full day of get-to-know HBS activities, but the location of your interview plays no part in the selection process,” Leopold reminded applicants.
Good luck to everyone as you await your fate. For those who are invited to interview, don’t forget Clear Admit’s assorted resources, including the Clear Admit HBS Interview Guide and our HBS Interview Report page, where applicants can share their interview experiences and learn from those of others.
Dawna Clarke is a veteran in the MBA admissions world, where she has worked for almost 30 years. She was appointed director of MBA admissions for the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth by Dean Paul Danos in September 2005, and since then she has served as the primary point of contact for MBA applicants and worked to actively promote the Tuck MBA program to prospective students.
Clarke came to Tuck from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, where she spent 15 years, the last five as director of admissions. And before Darden, she was associate director of admissions at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler School of Business. So she knows a thing or two about what it takes to get into a top-tier MBA program. Continue reading…